"It's good to shut up sometimes."
"Delightfully different, Ken Sonkin is a gifted magician and comic personality... he will enthrall you without ever saying a word! Defying all expectations suggested by the word 'mime,' his imaginative and dazzling act is one you'll never forget!" —San Francisco Chronicle
"Sonkin is a mime/magician/kazoo player/balancing artist whose performance has a way of spilling out into the audience with hilarious results! ...his crisp and clever tomfoolery sets a standard that no other performer comes close to matching." —Los Angeles Times
"Ken Sonkin, an all-around mime, juggler, gymnast, and magician, was voted number one street performer in his native San Francisco. His Harpo-derived character does a lively form of audience participation that harkens back to an older, more magical era of comedy." —Toronto Globe and Mail
"As if exiting a time machine from vaudeville, Ken Sonkin silently took the stage with a large trunk from which he proceeded to pull all manner of props for his act. As he launched into a series of routines, accompanied by a prerecorded soundtrack of snippets of famous tunes, I felt I’d seen this before, perhaps on Ed Sullivan’s show; the magician/mime interacting with chosen audience members -- a familiar routine expertly and hilariously presented."
"Sonkin is a rarity -- a mime who is actually fresh and funny. He’s extremely athletic and moves beautifully, but he also knows how to get laughs with his street performer skills, which he weaves into a vigorously clever and sidesplitting show -- without ever whispering a word!" —San Francisco Examiner
"Voted #1 Street Performer in San Francisco, Sonkin is like no other comedian. He freely combines dancing, magic, mime, sarcasm, and illusion... some tell jokes better than others, Sonkin silently entertains better than anyone! We guarantee it!" —Pasadena Weekly PICK OF THE WEEK
"Sonkin succeeds in spades! ...his true talent is spreading his riotous devil-may-care mood with his splashy and infectious humor. Sonkin instantly charms with his inhibited silliness!" —Sacramento Bee
"...a mime, who speaks through a kazoo is fantastic! Sonkin is the tonic, the vitamin B complex, the shot in the arm this sad old world needs. This man is an honest-to-God original!" —Dramalogue
"...at the Kauai Hilton, Sonkin’s style is high energy physical comedy... a man of few words, but many laughs!"
—Kauai Beach Press
—Kauai Beach Press
"There is an energy and joyousness to Sonkin that is a true blessing." —Orange County Register